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All Lake Washington School District students have the right to public education. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Lake Washington does not ask for or collect immigration status information.

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Contracted or substitute educator positions are positions that require one of the following: Washington State teaching certificate; Educational Staff Associate certificate (ESA); or Career and Technical Education certificate (CTE). Candidates must use a CERTIFICATED application to apply for these jobs.

Washington State teaching certificates, Educational Staff Associate Certificates (ESA), and Career and Technical Education certificates (CTE) are issued by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Go to the OSPI website's certification page for complete information. Please be aware that the process for obtaining these certificates can take up to two to three months. Planning ahead is advised.

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How to Apply

Apply today to be considered for positions in the Lake Washington School District. Here are a few tips on completing the application:

  • Applications are complete when all required data is entered and all confidential reference forms have been returned.
  • When you complete your application, be sure to attach a specific or general job posting under the “Applied Jobs” tab.
  • You may return to update your application, attach new job openings, add attachments, or view your application at any time.

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About Lake Washington School District

  • Covers 76 square miles on the east side of the Seattle metropolitan area, with easy access to mountains, lakes and outdoor activities as well as to the cultural and civic amenities of Seattle
  • Serves the cities of Kirkland, Redmond and part of Sammamish, thriving suburban cities
  • Serves an area that is home to many international high tech companies like Microsoft, Google, Nintendo and more
  • Serves families speaking over 100 languages
  • Is the third largest district in the state of Washington, serving 27,830 students and growing
  • Is a high-performing school district, with many award-winning schools
  • Serves a student population including 14.5% qualifying for free/reduced price meals
  • Has 27 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 4 high schools and 13 Choice schools and programs. (Optional schooling alternatives, created to meet specific needs and interests. They are often housed in other schools and may have students from more than one level, such as grades 6-12.)